The SIDFP e-Bulletin gives members and partners a heads-up about upcoming events and new resources. We use it to introduce new people to the Division and talk about some of our accomplishments. The e-Bulletin is distributed every second Thursday. The deadline for submission is the previous Thursday. To submit and item or should you wish to be added to the mailing list please email us at email@example.com.
June 25, 2020 South Island Division E-Bulletin
SOUTH ISLAND PCN PHYSICIAN FORUM MEETINGS
**NEXT MEETING – Monday, June 29th **
This meeting will be held via Zoom – virtual meeting from 5:30-7:30pm.
RSVP’s must be in no later than Monday, June 29th at 4pm.
Once the meeting documents are available, they can be found on the PCN Physician Forum Meeting Information page. **For those who have RSVP’d – these documents will be sent to you directly via email.
IN THE NEWS
Dr. Patricia Crow has moved to Saanich Plaza Medical Clinic and is accepting referrals for her ‘lumps and bumps’ clinic. Please send all referrals to 3544 Blanshard St, Victoria BC V8X 1W3 or by fax: 250-475-1157. New phone number is 250-475-3331.
ISLAND HEALTH'S eFORMS UPDATE
Island Health's eForms work with the province is making progress toward solutions for easier access to updated forms in your EMR. These will include publishing forms into Pathways and creating new templates for community EMRs. Read their eForms update.
Check each bulletin for the most recent edition(s) of the Divisions Dispatch newsletter.
MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER UPDATES
For any health updates, please click through to the Island Health website – this will include any measles status updates.
NEW - CALL FOR PARTICIPATION RE: PCN PLENARY LEARNING SESSIONS
On July 2nd 12:00 PM -1:00 PM by teleconference, the Primary Care Network (PCN) Team-Based Care Working Group will be hosting a focused discussion seeking recommendations about the design of Plenary Learning Sessions for both the Saanich Peninsula and Western Communities PCNs.
Please indicate your interest in joining this teleconference by emailing Samantha Scott @ Samantha.Scott@viha.ca prior to Tuesday, June 30th at 3:00 PM. Thanks in advance for your interest.
HYPERTENSION MONITORING DURING COVID-19 SURVEY
This survey being run by UBC seeks to assess changes to BP measurement during the Covid-19 pandemic and identify solutions to barriers of assessment of patients seen virtually.
You may be able to participate in this project if:
- You are a Family Physician
- You care for people who have hypertension, and have cared for them during Covid-19 restrictions
DIVISION MEMBER CALL-OUT: SEEKING FAMILY PHYSICIANS WILLING TO ATTACH 'PHYSICIAN-PATIENTS'
The South Island and Victoria Divisions of Family Practice are collaborating with the Physician Health Program (PHP) to help attach physician-patients to family physicians in the South Island.
Attached is an overview of the program. Please note, as the attaching physician, the final decision to attach a physician-patient is yours.
If you are willing to take on a physician-patient (or for further information on the program) - please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and that of your clinic, by June 26, 2020!
ENCOURAGE YOUR COLLEAGUES TO JOIN THE DIVISION
We encourage all members to promote the Division with their colleagues and encourage them to join us. The closer we are to 100% enrollment, the more we ensure we're representing the family practice community. Applications can be submitted online via this link.
Important updates from Pathways
- Family practice telehealth information: Pathways would like to collect this information. Please complete the short one page survey if you are seeing patients via phone calls (telehealth) or virtual appointments.
- COVID-19 news banners: Pathways is working with BCCDC to maintain very brief news banners with active links on your Pathways homepage so that you can see the latest COVID-19 updates every day.
- COVID-19 patient and physician resources: Pathways has been reviewing and entering key patient resources and handouts that can be emailed to a patient from a no reply email (e.g. patient self-assessment tool, self-isolation info). Pathways also has the BCCDC info on donning and doffing PPE, and testing. Resources are being reviewed on a weekly basis.
Questions? Pathways access? Email: email@example.com
ER Tips & Tricks
Courtesy of Victoria Division of Family Practice, ER Tips and Tricks are a series of hands-on, focused guidelines intended to assist community GPs. Click here to view ER Tips & Tricks.
Tips for accessing Community Health Services: Looking for the best ways to access support from Island Health’s CHS team? We’ve picked up a few great tips and tricks to share with you: check the MOA Resources page of our website for helpful information!
Please visit our Resources section of the website for patient related resources.
Don’t forget about the Self-Management courses offered through Self-Management BC found here
Please see the Division's Calendar of Events
To view the most current employment postings please see the links below:
If you would like to post a position please download the appropriate form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 250-658-3304. We strive to keep our information current, so if any of the postings have been filled, please notify the office.
Succession Planning Guide
Are you looking to make a change to your practice? The Succession Planning Guide (.PDF) will lead you through the critical steps in your decision making process. For support or questions, contact email@example.com.
Help Us Get the Word Out!
We always welcome news items or announcements for our bi-weekly e-bulletin. If there is something that you would like to share with your colleagues, then we would certainly like to hear from you! Please call us at 250.658.3303 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone: 250 658 3303
Fax: 250 658 3304
Visit us at our office location:
(above Bellies in Bloom)